Tampa, Florida - The family of a Tampa woman who police said was hit and killed by a drunk driver, is remembering her. Michelle Wells was struck while riding her scooter Friday night.
"Devastated and shocked. It still seems unreal," said Wells' sister, Tiara Clark.
According to Wells' family, the woman rode her scooter everywhere and always had on her helmet and a reflective vest. But all her gear wasn't enough to protect her, Tampa Police said, from a drunk driver.
"She was just a loving person. Helpful, giving. Always willing to lend a hand every time. Anything Michelle can do, she was there to help," said Clark.
Authorities said Wells was going south along North Nebraska Avenue, near East 112th Avenue when the driver of a van hit her from behind. Wells was thrown off her scooter and hit by the van. Police say the driver, identified as James Brennan, left the scene and parked the van in a lot at 109th Avenue - where he then took off. He was arrested shortly after.
Wells' family is angry at the alleged circumstances surrounding her death.
"He shouldn't have did it. He should've just stayed there and waited and see if she was alright," said Wells' mother, Hazel Clark.
Brennan has been charged with DUI Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Death and Driving with a Suspended License.